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n. pl. func·tion·ar·ies
One who holds an office or a trust or performs a particular function; an official.
n, pl -aries
a person acting in an official capacity, as for a government; an official
func•tion•ar•y(ˈfʌŋk ʃəˌnɛr i)
n., pl. -ar•ies.
a person who functions in a specified capacity; an official: civil servants and other functionaries.
[1785–95; < French]
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apparatchik - a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization); "Democratic apparatchiks"
appointee - an official who is appointed
bailiff - an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
beadle - a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
caretaker - an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily; "he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected"
censor - a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
church officer - a church official
city father - an important municipal official
civil servant - a public official who is a member of the civil service
commissar, political commissar - an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
Comptroller General - a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
Comptroller of the Currency - a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
elected official - official who won the office in a free election
equerry - an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
fire marshall - an official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger - an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
hearing examiner, hearing officer - an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
Inquisitor - an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
invalidator, voider, nullifier - an official who can invalidate or nullify; "my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was"
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
licenser - an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)
mandarin - any high government official or bureaucrat
notary, notary public - someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
noticer - someone who gives formal notice
officeholder, officer - someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; "he is an officer of the court"; "the club elected its officers for the coming year"
provincial - (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order; "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
postmaster general - the official in charge of the national postal service
proconsul - an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor - a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
quaestor - any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
recruiter - an official who enlists personnel for military service
regulator - an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
returning officer - the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sealer - an official who affixes a seal to a document
searcher - a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items